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Beko GNE V120W The red light has just come on my Beko frige

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Beko GNE V120W The red light has just come on my Beko frige freezer, what does it mean?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
The red light is telling you it's too warm inside the freezer.
Is it beginning to defrost?
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At the bottom rear is the compressor, a black pot shaped item.
Is it running?
If it is, is it very hot?
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Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I cannot see any black pot shaped item, there is a white covering with open vents at the bottom, I have just switched of the electric switch and turned it on again, and the red light has gone out. the temperature of the freezer is -18 and fridge is -4, is that the correct temperature? the house is quite warm with heating on all day!

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
OK, that's strange.
I'll dig out the diagrams when I can get access to Beko.
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Is it a side by side or conventional machine?
Is there ice build up anywhere inside the freezer?
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Thanks
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


it is an all in one, not two separate machines. I have just put the ice tray in with water, to see if it sets


 


Thank you

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
Both machines are all in one.
What I'm asking is, is yours side by side or up and down?
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I asked if it was defrosting inside the freezer, is it?
Is there any ice build up inside the freezer compartment?
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Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes it is side by side. it had started to defrost, there is no build up of ice in the freezer

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
OK, if there's no ice build up it would suggest a fault with either the compressor or refrigerant.
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To check the compressor, you need to remove the panel at the bottom rear of the machine.
Look in and see if the condenser (pipework under the machine) is blocked with fluff.
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Is the compressor running?
If it is, is it very hot?
.
Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

there were some fluff, we have removed this. the compressor is running, but quite hot

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
OK, if the compressor is running, you need to see if the freezer now freezes.
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Normally it's a blockage but as there's no build up of ice inside the freezer on the rear wall or floor, it's not looking good.
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Let me know what happens.
Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

is the compressor a black square box! it is cold! there is no ice forming in the ice tray, there is a fan at the back of the freezer, which is spinning

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
No, the compressor is a pot shaped item at the bottom rear.
If it's running, it will vibrate and you should hear it.
If it's not running, it will be room temperature.
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Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


the compressor is hot, it is vibrating a bit. what is the fan at the rear for?

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
OK, you need to see if the machine is now cooling in the freezer.
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The fan is to pull air through the condenser and across the compressor.
It's all to do with cooling the refrigerant.
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Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

there is no ice forming in the tray, what else can I do?

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
You need to take the rear panels inside the freezer out.
To do this you also need the ice maker out.
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Unplug the machine first.
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Behind the panels is the evaporator (cooling unit).
You need to see if these are frozen solid, frosted over or no cooling at all.
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If you can't do this, you need to empty the machine then unplug it.
Leave it with the doors open, in a warm room, for at least 24 hours.
Then plug it in and see if it cools down.
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Let me know what you find.
Thanks